AOS Associated Faculty Member Mark Zondlo - Probing Air Pollution with Laser Sensors and Drones
Dec. 15, 2017

The Andlinger Center website has a Q/A with AOS Associated Faculty Member Mark Zondlo, the center’s associate director for external partnerships and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Zondlo develops…

Birth of a Storm in the Arabian Sea Validates Climate Model
Dec. 6, 2017

Researchers from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report in the journal Nature Climate Change that extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming and will likely…

Climate Change Blamed for Arabian Sea's Unexpected Hurricanes
Nov. 14, 2017

Tropical cyclones are one of the most damaging and deadly natural disasters and are an energetic element of the climate system.  Understanding the character and causes of variations and changes of these cyclones (including potential influences of anthropogenic climate changes) is of profound scientific, economic and human interest.  AOS…

How Global Warming is Drying up the North American Monsoon
Oct. 11, 2017

Researchers have struggled to accurately model the changes to the abundant summer rains that sweep across the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, known to scientists as the “North American monsoon.”  In a study published Oct…

Ocean Dynamics May Drive North Atlantic Temperature Anomalies
Oct. 9, 2017

Although the Atlantic Mutidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is well documented, the underlying mechanism that drives it is unknown and remains up for debate. In a new study, AOS Faculty Member Rong Zhang presents compelling findings in support of the idea that ocean dynamics play a central role in the AMO. The 

New Perspectives Piece on Climate Model Hierarchies Published in JAMES
Aug. 22, 2017

To understand Earth's climate, climate modelers employ a hierarchy of climate models spanning a wide spectrum of complexity and comprehensiveness. An essay, led by AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Nadir Jeevanjee and inspired by the World Climate Research Programme's recent ‘Model Hierarchies Workshop’ held on Main Campus, attempts to survey…

Projected Precipitation Increases are Bad News for Water Quality
Aug. 1, 2017

Several studies show that changes in precipitation can amplify the effects of nitrogen input on coastal ecosystems. V. Balaji, head of the modeling system group at GFDL and Princeton, is the coauthor of a study published July 28 in Science that examines the implication of future…

Griffies Named AGU Fellow
July 27, 2017

Congratulations to AOS Faculty Member Steve Griffies, a GFDL physical scientist, who was recently named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  His election to the rank of AGU Fellow will be recognized at the upcoming 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.
July 17, 2017

A new statistical model developed by researchers at Princeton University and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) predicts that climate change will amplify dust activity in parts of the U.S. in the latter half of the 21st century, which may lead to the increased frequency of spectacular dust storms that have far-reaching impacts on…

Could the Recent Zika Epidemic have been Predicted?
July 3, 2017

The authors of a new study, led by AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Angel Munoz, have developed a new experimental forecast system for the potential risk of transmission of mosquito-borne diseases like zika, dengue and chikungunya, using an ento-epidemiological model driven by state-of-the-art climate forecasts. To the best…